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Dalin, Rolf
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Boström, L. & Dalin, R. (2018). Young people's opinion on rural Sweden. International Education Studies, 11(6), 45-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young people's opinion on rural Sweden
2018 (English)In: International Education Studies, ISSN 1913-9020, E-ISSN 1913-9039, Vol. 11, no 6, p. 45-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study focus on adolescents motivations about remaining in rural areas in the Mid Sweden Region, a part of Sweden with decreasing school performance scores and high out-migration. The study is based on 1,500 young people’s responses to a Web-based survey within the framework of a regional school development project. The research questions focused on: whether youths were going to stay there or move the future in urban or rural areas, influences, and the future choices and differences among genders, regions, and age groups. The empirical data are processed with statistical analysis. The study confirms previous research on young people’s relocations from rural areas; jobs and education are important motives, and the most prone to move are women. What is new knowledge is that lessons about the region’s importance have a positive, significant effect on individuals’ plans to remain in their home municipality. This can and should be highlighted in local, regional, and national politics, but more importantly in school discourses. Since school plays a role in students’ thinking and future choices, a larger formation effort could be of great value for norms and regional political standpoints. The study has relevance to the international terms of similar geographical areas.

Keywords
regional development, regional youth voices, school improvement
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33886 (URN)10.5539/ies.v11n6p45 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-21 Created: 2018-06-21 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Blusi, M., Jong, M. & Dalin, R. (2016). Older People Using e-Health Services—Exploring Frequency of Use and Associations with Perceived Benefits for Spouse Caregivers. Informatics, 3(3), Article ID 15.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Older People Using e-Health Services—Exploring Frequency of Use and Associations with Perceived Benefits for Spouse Caregivers
2016 (English)In: Informatics, ISSN 2227-9709, Vol. 3, no 3, article id 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

ICT, information- and communication technologies, and e-health services are essential for meeting future care demands. Greater knowledge regarding the implementation of e-health services in long-term care for older people is needed. The purpose of the study was to explore older people’s use of e-health services and associations between frequency of use and perceived benefits. In the longitudinal comparative intervention study (n = 65), intervention group participants (n = 42) used an e-health service for 1.5 years. A control group (n = 23) used similar services provided in a traditional manner. Data was collected through questionnaires and analyzed using linear and logistic regressions. Although general use of the Internet was similar in both groups, the e-health group perceived significantly higher benefits. The component information- and education programs, developed specifically for the e-health service, had the highest association with benefits. Conclusion: e-health services targeted at supporting older people who care for a spouse at home can provide benefits which most likely will not be obtained without participation in an organized e-service. Care professionals play an essential role in encouraging spouse caregivers to become e-service users. Keywords: e-health; spouse caregiver; caregiver support; independence; frequency of use; benefits

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2016
Keywords
e-health; spouse caregiver; caregiver support; independence; frequency of use; benefits
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29119 (URN)10.3390/informatics3030015 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-10-18 Created: 2016-10-18 Last updated: 2016-10-28Bibliographically approved
Boström, L. & Dalin, R. (2016). Teachers' perceptions of the educational platform: Is there a connection between school improvement and regional educational development?. Journal of Education and Training studies, 04(02), 10-20, Article ID E-ISSN: 2324-8068.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teachers' perceptions of the educational platform: Is there a connection between school improvement and regional educational development?
2016 (English)In: Journal of Education and Training studies, ISSN 2324-805X, E-ISSN 2324-8068, Vol. 04, no 02, p. 10-20, article id E-ISSN: 2324-8068Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research examined teachers’ attitudes in a school development project, The best regional educational system in the world which focuses on regional development and school improvement. The project was performed in counties in Mid Sweden, which have a lower educational level and school achievements and a competence escape compare with other parts of Sweden. Project schools were compared to references schools concerning staffs perception of the pedagogical platform. This study is based on a web-based survey. The quantitative results show that two of the factors in the survey distinguished themselves with statistical significance; namely, the pedagogical platform was 0.44 (p=0.036) and leadership factor, which was 0.25 (p=0.052) was lower for the project schools. The directed content analysis showed differences regarding awareness of the pedagogical platform concerning understanding vs. ambiguity and specifically targeting vs. general descriptions. The reference schools described an understanding of the school’s overall educational platform and described more clearly the school’s focus. The study points to the importance of teachers are aware of their own school platform to develop leadership and teams, which in turn influences student learning and achievement. If schools in the two counties are to be successful, in terms of students’ school performance and the competitiveness of the region, the pedagogical platform should be made clear to staff and be anchored in the teachers’ team work, probably even more than in other schools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Red Fame, 2016
Keywords
regional educational development, school improvement, pedagogical platform
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26466 (URN)10.11114/jets.v4i2.1114 (DOI)
Projects
The Best Regional Educational System in the World
Available from: 2015-12-15 Created: 2015-12-15 Last updated: 2017-08-09Bibliographically approved
Blusi, M., Dalin, R. & Granholm, O. (2014). Patienters upplevelser av hemsjukvården.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patienters upplevelser av hemsjukvården
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Series
FoU Västernorrland rapporteserie, ISSN 1653-2414 ; 2014:1
Keywords
hemsjukvård, övertagande, patient upplevelse
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23284 (URN)978-91-85613-83-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-10-24 Created: 2014-10-24 Last updated: 2016-05-17Bibliographically approved
Blusi, M., Dalin, R. & Jong, M. (2014). The benefits of e-health support for older family caregivers in rural areas. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(2), 63-69
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The benefits of e-health support for older family caregivers in rural areas
2014 (English)In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, ISSN 1357-633X, E-ISSN 1758-1109, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 63-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We conducted a pragmatic, mixed methods study comparing rural family caregivers receiving e-health caregiver support (n = 35) with a control group (n = 21) receiving conventional, non-e-health, caregiver support. After 18 months, the benefits of support were evaluated using the Care Effectiveness Scale (40-items exploring the domains of preparedness, enrichment and predictability). In all domains the e-health group scored significantly higher than the control group. The adjusted difference for overall benefits was 3.0 (P = 0.02) on the scale 0-10. In addition, semi structured interviews were conducted with a sub-sample of the caregivers. For the e-health group flexibility, availability and being able to individualise the support were essential factors. All caregivers in the control group found conventional support to be beneficial, but also stressed unmet needs related to the conventional support being standardised and non-flexible. The study suggests that providers of caregiver support should offer e-health support as an alternative to conventional caregiver support, as it can be more beneficial to family caregivers.

National Category
Nursing Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-21990 (URN)10.1177/1357633X13519901 (DOI)000332530600002 ()2-s2.0-84898838648 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-05-28 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Dalin, R., Bostedt, G. & Blusi, M. (2013). Ungdomar i Kramfors - åsikter och attityder: LUPP - lokal uppföljning av ungdomspolitiken.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ungdomar i Kramfors - åsikter och attityder: LUPP - lokal uppföljning av ungdomspolitiken
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 96
Series
FoU Västernorrland, ISSN 1653-2414 ; 2013:6
Keywords
Västernorrland, LUPP
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19961 (URN)978-91-85613-77-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-03 Created: 2013-10-03 Last updated: 2016-05-20Bibliographically approved
Dalin, R., Bostedt, G. & Blusi, M. (2013). Ungdomar i Sollefteå - åsikter och attityder: LUPP - Lokal uppföljning av ungdomspolitiken. Härnösand
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ungdomar i Sollefteå - åsikter och attityder: LUPP - Lokal uppföljning av ungdomspolitiken
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Härnösand: , 2013. p. 98
Series
FoU Västernorrland, ISSN 1653-2414 ; 2013:8
Keywords
Västernorrland, LUPP
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19964 (URN)978-91-85613-78-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-03 Created: 2013-10-03 Last updated: 2016-05-20Bibliographically approved
Khoo, E., Skoog, V. & Dalin, R. (2012). In and out of care: A profile and analysis of children in the out-of-home care system in Sweden. Children and youth services review, 34(5), 900-907
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In and out of care: A profile and analysis of children in the out-of-home care system in Sweden
2012 (English)In: Children and youth services review, ISSN 0190-7409, E-ISSN 1873-7765, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 900-907Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we present a profile and analysis of children in the out-of-home care system in Sweden. We describe the conditions of three age groups of children and young people prior to their entry into care, the reasons for placement as given by social workers and documented in the children's case files, and analyze their movements in and out of care drawing attention to the issues of placement instability and breakdown. Our analyses reveal that there are important differences between age groups in rationales for placement, that a significant majority of children who returned home from care did so before social workers considered care no longer necessary, and that significant numbers of placements are notable in their instability. This study points to the need to develop participatory frameworks for practice beyond the rhetoric of solidarity and democracy that underlies Sweden's Social Services Act.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012
Keywords
Children in care; Sweden; Placement instability; Breakdown
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-16347 (URN)10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.01.019 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-06-03 Created: 2012-06-03 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Skoog, V., Dalin, R., Rönnbäck, E. & Kooh, E. (2012). Instabilitet för barn i samhällsvård. Socionomens forskningssupplement, 31(1), 34-43
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Instabilitet för barn i samhällsvård
2012 (Swedish)In: Socionomens forskningssupplement, ISSN 0283-1929, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 34-43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes stability in out-of-home care for children in Sweden. The study hasfocused on placement breakdown but also used planned movements and re-placement tostudy placement stability. The sample consists of 213 children who started 317placements during 2005 and 2006. Social work case files were examined to follow everyplacement for, at most, two years from the day that the placement began. Those childrenwho finished their period of care during the study’s follow-up period were monitored forone year after completion of placement to see if "returns home" were stable or if the childwas re-placed in care.The analyses reveal that a significant majority of children who returned home fromcare did so before social workers considered care no longer necessary. The most commonreason for end of a placement for preschool aged children was placement movements andfor teenager’s placement breakdowns. This result indicates that type of instabilitydepends on children’s age.As in other research, our study revealed teenagers or children with aggressivebehavior had an increased risk of placement breakdown. The risk for re-placementincreased if the child’s last placement ended because parents withdrew their consent forplacement or if the child was placed in institutional care. This study points to the need todiscuss the importance of consent, particularly parents of younger children and withyouths themselves. It also indicates that if social service wants to increase placementstability they have to take the age of the child in consideration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Akademikerförbundet SSR, 2012
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-16360 (URN)
Available from: 2012-06-05 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2012-07-25Bibliographically approved
Klockmo, C., Marnetoft, S.-U., Nordenmark, M. & Dalin, R. (2012). Knowledge and attitude regarding recovery among mental health practitioners in Sweden. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35(1), 62-68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge and attitude regarding recovery among mental health practitioners in Sweden
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, ISSN 0342-5282, E-ISSN 1473-5660, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 62-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to investigate the knowledge and the attitude regarding recovery among practitioners working in the Swedish mental health system, Personligt Ombud (PO), Supported Housing Team (SHT) and Psychiatric Out Patient Service (POPS), to determine whether and how knowledge and attitude regarding recovery differ between the three services. A web-based questionnaire based on the Recovery Knowledge Inventory was sent to the participants. Participant selection ensured that different parts of Sweden were represented. A multiple linear regression was used to examine the result under control of Sex, Age, Educational Level, Further Education, Relevant Work Experience and Training in Recovery. The result of the regression showed that POs had higher scores than both SHT and POPS on the subscales, even under control of other variables. The SHT differed significantly from POs on two of the subscales and POPS differed significantly from POs on all subscales. Personnel with university education, more work experience or specific training in recovery also had a higher mean score. Swedish practitioners need to learn more about certain aspects of the recovery process. The differences between the services may possibly be due to the services’ organization, assignment and role. Other important aspects were the level of education and having specific training in recovery; the combination of these elements could facilitate the development of a recovery-oriented mental health system.

Keywords
Case management, psychiatric disabilities, recovery, Recovery Knowledge Inventory
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15974 (URN)10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283508e2e (DOI)000300104000009 ()2-s2.0-84857195899 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-03-01 Created: 2012-03-01 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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